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A Syrian Kurdish fighter from the People's Protection Units (YPG), Sinjar, Iraq, Jan. 29, 2015 (AP photo by Bram Janssen).

What the Syrian War Means for the Kurds’ End Game

Friday, May 20, 2016

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and host Peter Dörrie discuss the challenges facing President Maurico Macri’s reforms in Argentina, Mozambique’s hidden debt crisis, and land protests in Kazakhstan. For the Report, Denise Natali joins us to talk about how the Syrian war has impacted the country’s Kurds and their prospects for autonomy.

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Relevant articles on WPR:

Macri’s Moment: Can Argentina’s New President Live Up to the Hype?
Massive Debt Revelation Another Blow to Mozambique’s Economy
Kazakhstan’s Unprecedented Land Protests Only the First Wave of Discontent?
Can Syria’s Kurds Leverage War Gains Into Political Autonomy?

Trend Lines is produced, edited and hosted by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.

Additional audio credits:

Al Jazeera English: Divided Loyalties Among Syria’s Kurds
Al Jazeera English: Inside Story – Syria’s Kurds Claim Autonomy in the North

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